Welcome to Dartmouth Park

The area gets its name from the Victorian reservoir tank that sits in the middle of the residential area, which offers stunning and unobstructed views of the City. Next to the reservoir sits a quaint park, children’s play area and basketball court.  

The impressive Highgate Cemetery and the independent eateries on nearby Swain’s Lane entice Londoners from across the capital.

Today, lured by the large family houses close to Hampstead Heath and the wealth of good schools within easy reach, buyers migrate from Islington, Belsize Park, Primrose Hill and Hampstead. The area is also popular with young professionals and...celebrities.

Celebs flock to this area so much so that the area where Dartmouth Park Road meets Boscastle Road has been dubbed ‘Celebrity Corner’. 

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch lives here with his theatre director wife Sophie Hunter. The film director Ken Loach and the novelist Julian Barnes also call Dartmouth Park home, as does former Labour leader, Ed Milliband.

Dartmouth Park is renowned for its pubs. Hidden away on Chester Road you will find ‘The Star’ which puts an emphasis on locally sourced, seasonal food and has an outdoor patio area for al fresco dining during the warmer months. Up towards Tufnell Park the ‘Lord Palmerston’ takes great pride in being an independent pub. They also host regular jazz nights.

For schooling, York Rise Nursery is an independent nursery school for two to five year olds rated Good by Ofsted. Brookfields Primary and Hargrave Park are also rated Good.  

At secondary level St Aloysius Catholic College, rated Outstanding, takes boys aged 11 to 19, whilst La Sainte Union Catholic School, rated Good, takes girls. Both have mixed sixth forms. 

Comprehensive boys’ school William Ellis as well as girls’ schools Parliament Hill and Mount Carmel Catholic College for Girls are all rated Good. The Camden School for Girls, rated Outstanding, has a small catchment area but offers places for children who display exceptional musical aptitude.

Dartmouth Park is in zone 2, with Gospel Oak station on the overground its nearest station.
 

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Map of Dartmouth Park